Rockhampton and Environs Affordable Community Housing Limited (REACH Limited) is a local not-for-profit non-government organisation providing safe, affordable housing options for people who are homeless or at the risk of homelessness. REACH Limited is funded by the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy, through head leased properties, and is able to provide our service to the community through the funds collected from the rent roll.
REACH Limited has an affiliation with the Rockhampton Regional Council, where properties are managed on their behalf. REACH Limited is the direct result of the amalgamation of five tenant-managed Housing Co-operatives. In early 2001 local Community Housing groups began discussing options for addressing long-term organisational viability. In the same year funding was obtained from the Department of Housing (DOH) for Queensland Community Housing Coalition (QCHC) to begin the Rockhampton Viability Project.
On the 15th February 2002 the amalgamation was launched by the Honourable Robert Schwarten, Minster for Public Works and Housing. This process was led by a Project Manager who facilitated a series of workshops and meetings between all of the organisations to prepare for the creation of REACH Limited. This amalgamation was the first project of its type in Queensland and was tracked closely by the Department and the Minister, and the success of the amalgamation was implemented throughout the state of Queensland over the next five years.
ONE SOCIAL HOUSING SYSTEM – REACH Limited operates as part of the One Social Housing System. REACH Limited ensures that clients have access to information about the One Social Housing System and how to apply for housing assistance. This applies to all housing programs run by REACH Limited. Please click here for further information.
REGISTRATION – REACH Limited is a registered Community Housing Provider under the National Regulatory System for Community Housing. REACH Limited has obtained a Tier 3 category of registration subject to compliance with the National Law, National Regulatory Code and Conditions of Registration or equivalent jurisdictional legislation.
COMMUNITY HOUSING RENT POLICY – REACH Limited complies with the Community Housing Rent Policy, which states that a tenant will be charged 25 or 28% of the household income, depending on the program they are housed under, plus any rent assistance attracted to the organisation.